Health Matters

7 Things You Can Do to Quit Smoking

Posted by Dr. Lynne Skaryak on Apr 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Getting healthy is not just about losing weight or getting fit. Quitting smoking and getting your lung health in check are other resolutions that can better your health. It may seem like another improbable goal, but you can do it! Follow these suggestions to achieve your health goals:

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Topics: Lung Health, Smoking




3 Foods to Protect Yourself from Cancer

Posted by Tracy Yoda, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDE on Apr 16, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Adding These Protective Foods Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the Mayo Clinic, "Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body."

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Topics: Cancer Care, Lifestyle & Wellness




How My Healthy Weigh Changed My Life

Posted by Cheryl Baxter on Apr 9, 2018 7:44:00 AM

My Life Flashed Before My Eyes

In June of 2017, I was overweight with high blood pressure and swollen ankles, and I had an array of medications to take. It took one ER visit for me to open my eyes about my health and realize I needed to do something. To hear my doctor say, “Ms. Baxter, you are a diabetic” was not something I thought I would ever hear. My life flashed before my eyes, and all I could think of was my daughter. This was the moment that I planned to positively change my life.

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Topics: Weight Management




Why Every Adult Needs an Advance Directive

Posted by Grace Padgett on Apr 2, 2018 7:39:00 AM

What if an accident or illness caused you to be unable to make medical decisions for yourself?

It's a worst-case scenario, but a medical emergency or crisis can occur at any time, rendering you incapable of making or communicating your health care choices. An Advance Directive can help by giving premeditated direction to a loved one or physician rather than asking them to guess about your wishes if that time should come.

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Topics: Family Health 101, Health Care 101




How Knowing Your Family History Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Mar 26, 2018 7:36:00 AM

While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can potentially rid a patient of cancer.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Digestive Health




What to Look For in a Maternity Hospital

Posted by Lisa Wainwright-Pinion on Mar 21, 2018 7:44:00 AM

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Topics: Mom & Baby




3 Ways to Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Mar 19, 2018 7:24:00 AM

1 in 20 Will Be Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! This month gives us an opportunity to learn more about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, or the cancer of the colon and rectum. A whopping one in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, but this disease can be prevented and cured if detected early enough. Read More


Topics: Cancer Care, Digestive Health




Four Myths About Palliative Care

Posted by Jennifer Robinson, BSN, RN on Mar 12, 2018 8:13:00 AM

Palliative care is a new word for many of our patients, and it's also a relatively new medical specialty. But what are the specifics of palliative care? Let's debunk four myths about this enigmatic discipline.

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Topics: Health Care 101




Am I Too Old to Have a Baby?

Posted by Dr. Khadijah Jordan on Mar 7, 2018 8:06:00 AM

The short answer: no. At any age, starting a family is a personal decision only you can make (with the help of your physician).

Today women are delaying their childbearing for various reasons. Many are marrying later in life, are furthering their education and having successful careers before starting a family. If you fall into one of these categories, do not be ashamed or afraid. Having a healthy baby may very well be in the cards for you.

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Topics: Women's Health, Mom & Baby




When Should I Be Screened for Colon Cancer?

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Feb 28, 2018 7:46:00 AM

Make your bottom your top priority

While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can prevent cancer.

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Topics: Digestive Health